Top News, Articles, and Interviews in Philosophy

Nietzsche’s Life and Works

[Revised entry by Robert Wicks on September 10, 2021. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900) was a German philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality. He was interested in the enhancement of individual and cultural health, and believed in life, creativity, power, and down-to-earth realities, rather than those situated in a world beyond. Central to his philosophy is the idea of "life-affirmation," which involves an honest questioning of all doctrines that drain life's expansive energies, [More]

Associate Professor - Political Philosophy

Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  University of Toronto, Scarborough Town:  Toronto Country:  Canada Job Description:  The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Political Philosophy. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly [More]

RWB: Running with Black

One year in grad school I was training for the Columbus Marathon with fellow student and runner Tony. I am white, Tony is black. While doing a training run on the course, a police car pulled up behind us and flashed its lights. We stopped running and turned to face the officer. We had been [More]

Ivermectin & Epistemology

Americans who have decided to forgo vaccination have been hard hit by COVID. In response, some have been self-medicating with ivermectin. While this drug is best known as a horse de-wormer, the same drug is also used to treat humans for a variety of conditions. And, of course, many medications are used to treat conditions [More]